Sunday, September 25, 2022

Fox News shows the January 6 hearings and viewers turn the channel around

NEW YORK ( Associated Press) – Fox News Channel is broadcasting the January 6 committee hearings when it takes place in daytime and a striking number of the network’s viewers have made it clear that they would rather do something else.

During two day trials last week, Fox had an average of 727,000 viewers, the Nielsen company said. That compares with the 3.09 million who watched the hearings on MSNBC and the 2.21 million who tuned in to Nation World News.

This completely changes the typical viewing pattern for the news networks. During weekdays when the hearings do not take place, Fox News Channel regularly has more viewers than the other two networks combined, Nielsen said.

Last Thursday, Fox had 1.33 million viewers for the 14:00 Eastern hour before the trial began – slightly below its average second quarter, but on par for the early summer, when fewer people were watching TV.

The apparent lack of interest explains why the regular Trump-friendly network stuck to its regular series during the committee’s only rush hour hearing, while ABC, CBS, NBC, Nation World News and MSNBC all showed the Washington proceedings. “The Five” is also the most watched cable television program for an average of nine months.

ABC won in peak time this week, averaging 3.6 million viewers. CBS had 3 million, NBC had 2.5 million, Fox had 1.6 million, Univision had 1.1 million, Ion Television had 1.04 million and Telemundo had 990,000 viewers.

Fox News Channel led cable networks with an average viewership of 2.17 million during peak hours. MSNBC had 1.41 million, ESPN had 1.21 million, HGTV had 938,000 and Hallmark had 777,000.

ABC’s “World News Tonight” on the evening news rating race with an average of 6.6 million viewers. NBC’s “Nightly News” had 6.1 million and the “CBS Evening News” had 4.5 million.

1. “60 Minutes,” CBS, 6.13 million.

2. “America’s Got Talent,” NBC, 6 million.

3. Stanley Cup Final, Match 6: Colorado at Tampa Bay, ABC, 5.82 million.

4. Stanley Cup Final, Game 5: Tampa Bay at Colorado, ABC, 5.15 million.

5. “60 Minutes” (Sunday, 20:00), CBS, 4.8 million.

6. Stanley Cup Final, Game 4: Colorado at Tampa Bay, ABC, 4.6 million.

7. Stanley Cup Final, Game 3: Colorado at Tampa Bay, ABC, 4.1 million.

8. “FBI,” CBS, 3.82 million.

9. “The price is right” (Wednesday, 20:00), CBS, 3.74 million.

10. “Stanley Cup Pregame” (Monday), ABC, 3.7 million.

11. “Stanley Cup Presentation,” ABC, 3.69 million.

12. “NCIS,” CBS, 3.58 million.

13. “The Neighborhood,” CBS, 3.57 million.

14. “Young Sheldon,” CBS, 3.49 million.

15. “The price is right” (Wednesday, 21:00), CBS, 3.47 million.

16. “Stanley Cup Pregame” (Friday), ABC, 3.27 million.

17. “Stanley Cup Pregame” (Wednesday), ABC, 3.262 million.

18. “Tucker Carlson Tonight” (Friday), Fox News, 3.255 million.

19. “Stanley Cup Pregame” (Sunday), ABC, 3.23 million.

20. “Tucker Carlson Tonight” (Thursday), Fox News, 3.19 million.

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